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Half of Rs 6,000-cr subsidy goes to big farmers

Punjabi Politics
Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 9 If the government accepts the recommendation of the Punjab State Farmers Commission on withdrawing free electricity to medium and large farmers, it can save nearly Rs 3,300 crore of Rs 6,000 crore it doles out on power subsidy per year. The commission, in its draft agricultural policy, has proposed that free electricity to big farmers should be withdrawn. To begin with, a flat rate of Rs 100/hp/per month be charged from farmers owning 4 hectares (9.88 acres) or more land. According to data of operational landholdings (land which is used wholly or partly for agricultural production and is operated as one technical unit by one person alone or with others without regard to title, legal form, size or location) of Centre’s Agricultural...

Farmers to be given stubble management machinery at huge subsidy

India
Going ahead on the agenda of curtailing stubble burning, Government will provide crop residue management machinery at a substantial subsidy, informed Viswajeet Khanna ACS (Development). Giving details he said that as a part of the New Scheme for Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue, Rs.665 Crore would be spent in two years on various components of the scheme and under this scheme a package of agricultural

Punjab Farmers to be given stubble management machinery at huge subsidy

Punjab
Going ahead on the agenda of curtailing stubble burning, Government will provide crop residue management machinery at a substantial subsidy, informed Mr. Viswajeet Khanna ACS (Development). Giving details he said that as a part of the New Scheme for Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue, Rs.665 Crore would be spent in two years on various components of the scheme and under this scheme a package of agricultural machinery for stubble management would be provided at 80 percent subsidy to the Cooperative Societies and other groups while the same would be given to the individuals at 50 percent subsidy.

Fertiliser subsidy only on urea with neem coating

Punjabi Politics
Amarjit Thind Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 13 The Centre’s decision to implement direct benefit transfer (DBT) for fertiliser subsidy across the country is aimed at preventing the diversion of fertilisers for commercial use. From this paddy season, farmers will only get subsidy for neem-coated urea, which they will have to purchase by producing Aadhaar card to get subsidy credited to their accounts. As per a study, data from various states showed that transaction time and alleged instances of overcharging by retailers has come down following this method. Also, the overuse of subsidised fertilisers and its diversion for industrial use registered a decline. As a result, the government could limit the fertiliser subsidy for 2017-18 to Rs64,999 crore in the revised budget estimates,

Will oppose bid to withdraw subsidy: SAD

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, June 12 The SAD said on Tuesday that it would not allow the Congress government to withdraw the free power facility given to farmers for agricultural operations as well as subsidised power facility given to the industry, Scheduled Castes and Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries. Majithia said the Congress government had been scheming since months to withdraw the free power facility. “First it started the process of installing meters at grids to record power consumption of tubewells. Then it ordered that income tax payee farmers would not be given the facility. It also came up with a scheme to charge tariff for new tubewell connections. Now, it has deliberately withheld power subsidy to PSPCL and managed an order from the regulatory commission to do away with the free power fa

Recovery of power subsidy from firm stayed

Punjab
Chandigarh, June 4 More than four moths after power subsidy for mushroom cultivation was sought to be recovered after its withdrawal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the move. The directions, initially issued by the court on May 30, were reiterated by a vacation Bench after the matter was again brought to its notice by Sanjiv Singh and other petitioners through counsel Bhanu Pratap Singh. In the initial petition, Chetan Agro Foods through counsel Karan Nehra had submitted it was aggrieved by a circular dated February 13 issued by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, by which subsidy granted on electricity for mushroom cultivation was withdrawn with immediate effect. — TNS The Tribune